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Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
ago mohamed morsi won widespread praise for brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas. today thousands of egyptians protested at morsi granted himself broad new powers, putting his decisions above any court. morsi called the move temporary but at least 100 people were injured as protesters clashed with police in cities across egypt, including alexandria and the capital. holly williams begins our coverage tonight in cairo. >> reporter: thousands of egyptians poured on to the streets, furious with the country's first democratically elected president. they accused mohamed morsi of behaving like a pharaoh, making a power grab by presidential decree. during the arab spring, egyptians came together on tahrir square to top it will country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. today mr. morsi's critics clashed with his supporters while police fired tear gas canisters into the crowd. "he's saying that he's our god" said this protester. "he's made a mistake." and this woman said that after marching for freedom the country's ended up with a new dictator. in alexandria, an angry crowd stor
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in egypt. president mohamed morsi is scheduled to meet with senior judges today to discuss his move to assume absolute authority. morsi's power grab has triggered three days of violent protests, injuring hundreds. yesterday the egyptian stock market was down more than 9.5%. some u.s. lawmakers are urging caution in dealing with egypt's new islamic leader. >> we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. which was the case before that. >> holly williams is in cairo this morning. what's the latest there now? >> reporter: good morning, terrell. here in egypt we saw a lot more violence yesterday. in cairo, protesters who were angry with president morsi fought running street battles with the police. protesters throwing rocks, police firing back with tear gas. one person was killed when a crowd attacked the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood, the islamist group from which the president draws much of his support. beyond the violence you get the sense the president's opponents don
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
, egyptian president mohamed morsi is expected to explain why he granted himself almost absolute authority in a national address later today. anti-morsi protests raged through the night just down the road from where the egyptian assembly agreed on a final constitution. a vote is expected today. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: what we're seeing here in egypt is a straight on -- 0 show down between mohamed morsi the country's first democratically elected president and his opponent. morsi is showing no signs of backing down from the expanded new powers that he gave himself last week including immunity from the court. judges from these top courts have gone on strike. meanwhile egypt's supreme constitutional court said it will rule on sunday on whether or not to dissolve the assembly that drafted egypt's new constitution. that assembly is dominated by morsi's allies. they are rushing to finish a final draft. on tahrir square in central cairo some opponents are camped out and say they won't leave until he relinquishes his new powers. president morsi supporters are planning a demonstrati
CBS
Nov 21, 2012 4:30am PST
this morning and will lead are egyptian president mohamed morsi later today. >> the goal is to promote regional stability and advance the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: egyptian president mohamed morsi is seen as critical to any peace deal. his muslim brotherhood is hamas' parent organization but egypt also has close ties to america and relies heavily on u.s. aid. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and some journalists have been incredibly close to the action. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel room this morning as israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. he tweeted huge explosions in gaza, blew out the window of my room. we're all okay. it's getting very close. >>> the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond bridge found he wants the jury wants him to die. nathan burris murdered his girlfriend and her friend on the toll plaza. yesterday he turned to them in court, and yelled, i blew your brother's brains out, nothing you can do about it, and then he laughed. >> i can never forgiv
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Nov 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
. you have, if you will, the new egypt represented by mohamed morsi and the islamists and muslim brotherhood against, versus the old egypt in the court system, people appointed by a mubarak and the issue of course as you know is will there be a constitutional assembly that will proceed with a new constitution, will that proceed or will the court strike it down. i think the islamists have the advantage right now. morsi does because he has tremendous public support from his movement, and there will be dueling demonstrations on tuesday. i would expect the muslim brotherhood dominated that demonstration to be the larger one. >> the other question is what account u.s. do, what should the u.s. do? >> this is going to be a difficult balancing act for the obama administration because, of course, the united states must support the continuation of democracy especially in egypt which is the heart of the arab world. and so i think you'll see some criticism by the state department and white house where president morsi has announced but on the other hand you saw last week how important morsi w
CBS
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
of president mohamed morsi has been cancelled. overnight anti-government protesters clashed with police in cairo's tahrir square. they plan to press ahead with the demonstration today, demanding that morsi relent on his seizure of near absolute authority. he said the edict was temporary and only granted him limited authority. holly williams is in cairo. do we have any indication of what the president there is going to do? is he going to back down? >> good morning. well, president mohamed morsi is clearly trying to persuade people that he doesn't want to be a dictator. he met with a group of senior egyptian judges and he told them that his new immunity of the courts would only apply to sovereign matters. the problem with that is we don't know exactly what it means and it certainly won't be enough to satisfy his opponents. in fact, one of those judges described it as a frail statement. for president morsi's critics, they are still extremely angry about the series of decrees that he issued on thursday that give him greatly expanded power. >> meanwhile, protests continue where you are in ta
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Nov 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
, cbs news, new york. >> turning overseas, the struggle over egyptian president mohammed morsi expanded powers ratcheted up another notch today, a panel of top judges denounced the move as an unprecedented assault on the judiciary, joining a wave of protests that includes top opposition leaders as well as demonstrators on the street. >> holly williams joins us now from cairo with the latest. >> chip, here in central cairo we are seeing protesters angry with morsi and throwing stones at the police and are firing back with tear gas canisters, and earlier today one prominent opposition figure, mohammed al faridi accused the president of giving himself the powers of a pharoe a ah. >> the protests were smaller than yesterday. >> those who believe president morsi made a brazen power grab clashed with the authorities. >> but many here who support president morsi's expanded role. >> a spokesperson for his freedom and justice party, she says the new measure that is temporary and not anti-democratic, because mr. morsi wants 52 percent of the vote in the, won 52 percent of the presidential electio
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Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
with the hamas leaders to broker the peace deal? >> reporter: that's egypt's president right now. mohamed morsi has been meeting with hamas. of course, the united states won't sit down with hamas leaders because they have not renounced terrorism. so that complicates the situation even further. but egypt has stepped up to try to broker this peace deal. there was word that there would be an announcement of some type of temporary truce a 24-hour cooling-off period this afternoon. we haven't heard anything yet. but the international community scrambling right now at this hour to try to find a way to stop these air strikes, frank. >> very difficult decision or situation over there. okay, danielle, thank you for that live report. >>> four men are under arrest in an alleged terror plot busted in southern california. the fbi says the men conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with ter
CBS
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
protests are continuing against president mohammed morsi's decision last week to grant himself sweeping new powers. now the justice minister says a resolution of the crisis is imminent butis not saying how. >>> in cairo, talks began between palestinians and israel. egypt is working with the two sides. they're negotiating a new border arrangements for the gaza strip. the palestinians want a complete lifting of a block aid while israel wants and ends to arms smuggling. >>> forensic experts arrived at tel aviv today, teams from switzerland, russia and france will take three samples of yassi yassir arafat's body to determine what killed him nearly eight years ago. >> we hope that all these experts will manage to basically finds what we're looking for, the truth. >> arafat's widow and many other palestinians believe he was poisoned. earlier this year a swiss lab found what it called significant traces of pulonium210 on his tooth brush. the investigation could take months. >> it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. >> bounce houses, they're becoming increasingly popular at parties and in
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
gotten the basic answers. >>> protesters demand an end to mohamed morsi's seizure of absolute power. >>> american civil liberties union is suing the pentagon to remove all restrictions on women in battle, calling the current strate strategy discriminatory. >> you're one of 12 kids, is that right? >> i'm one of 11 kids. >> well, you're probably catholic, right? we're just hillbillys. >>> reportedly lost his job over the map app. >>> premiere of "the hobbit" is getting under way. new z new zealand has unveiled a hobbit-themed airplane. of course, real hobbit fans only fly virgin. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we're in washington where lawmakers have just 34 days left to reach a deal before the a potentiaff deadline. that ning funded by cbs confidence is slowly starting to fade away and major is with us >>> major garret is with us in the studio. what's happening? >> americans might say, look, it feels like time is running out. they would be correct. nal republicwhite house and ote mostional republicans say they'll devote most if not all of this week, and things are slowing down an
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
in the gaza strip. we have live pictures from gaza city. egyptian president mohamed morsi says israel's aggression against gaza will end today. there have been negotiations in the last 24 hours. [ explosion ] >> meanwhile a man identified as the most elusive top military commander of hamas is urging the group's fighters to keep up attacks on israel. president obama has dispatched secretary of state hillary clinton to the middle east to meet leaders including israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas. >> our bottom line is peace has to include an end to rocket fire that threatens israel. >> secretary of state hillary clinton left from cambodia where she and the president attended an east asian summit. earlier today a palestinian rocket hit near jerusalem one of clinton's planned stops. the rocket landed harmlessly in an open area. it's one of the longest rocket strikes fired from gaza some 50 miles. >>> four california men are charged with plotting to kill americans and join al qaeda. they were busted by the fbi down in los angeles. the suspects
CBS
Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
and will meet with egyptian president mohamed morsi later today. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advance the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: egyptian president mohamed morsi is seen as critical to any peace deal. his muslim brotherhood is hamas' parent organization but egypt also has close ties to america and relies heavily on u.s. aid. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> many journalists covering the conflict are caught in the middle. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel early this morning. the israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. he tweeted that he and his colleagues are okay. >>> 5:09. the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza laughed while receiving his death sentence in court yesterday. a contra costa county jury contributed for two days before determining that nathan burris should receive the death penalty. during the trial he frequently mocked the victims' families. >> i can never forgive him
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Nov 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
mohammed morsi has made a brazen power grab clashed with authorities. but many supported president morsi's expanded role. the spokesperson says it's temporary and not democrat because mr. morsi won 52% of the vote in the presidential election. >> it's everywhere. democracy is, of course -- after the election, it's over. they would all have to wait for years for the one who is elected to president till he proves whether he will succeed for not. >> reporter: but no american president has ever controlled the legislative and executive blanches of government, then made himself immune to judicial oversight. it's that consolidation of power that makes some egyptians not only angry but fearful. dr. habb led protests during the egyptian revolution last year that toppled the country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. now he feels betrayed. >> he has sworn to respect the constitution. >> reporter: they are planning more protests next week. if they, again, turn violent, that's worrying, because for decades, egypt has been a pillar of stabbability here in the middle east. but now that the country ha
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Nov 24, 2012 10:00pm PST
mohammed morsi giving himself nearly absolute power. as cbs 5 reporter ines ferre tells us -- >> reporter: demonstrators ran from egyptian police who launched tear gas cannisters into the crowd. it's the second day of protests over president morsi's decree giving him sweeping new powers which exempt him from judicial oversight. there were clashes outside the high court in cairo. and inside, at least 150 judges, lawyers and prosecutors demanded morsi withdraw his declaration. morsi's power grab came one day after winning international praise for helping broker a cease fire between israel and hamas. >> the timing of it. the day after he gets all this international applause would suggest that he was using the cover of the international approval to do something that he knew under other circumstances would have registered stronger criticism. >> reporter: morsi said the move is temporary while his country is in political transition but some aren't so sure. >> he swore to protect the low constitution. >> reporter: prominent democracy advocate warned the country cannot move forward under these ci
CBS
Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
asia, president obama called egyptian president mohamed morsi for the third time in 24 hours. morsi is leading the cease-fire efforts. secretary clinton sits down with him wednesday. tuesday jerusalem residents took cover when air ride sirens sounded. a hamas rocket missed the city. in gaza residents are picking through what's left of the islamic national bank. israel destroyed the building with a rocket strike. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> new details tonight about four men charged with plotting to kill americans by joining al qaeda. the alleged ringleader briefly served in the air force. the four from southern california were planning to board a plane to afghanistan on sunday. the fbi raided their homes two days before the flight. neighbors watched the takedown as it happened. >> two to four fbis i'm freaking out and they have a sledgehammer a pry bar i'm like they have armor on. >> a preliminary hearing has been set for some of the suspects in two weeks. >>> should you have the right to bare all? the new rules on whether you can walk around naked in public.
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Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
times called egypt's new president mohamed morsi to ask what it would take to stop the violence. mr. obama then sent secretary of state clinton to the middle east. the violence in gaza has forced the administration back into the middleman role it seemed to abandon last year when two years of work by middle east special envoy george mitchell came up empty. but now under the threat of war the u.s. sees little choice except to step in. secretary clinton will ask the palestinians to stop the rocket attacks and ask israel to offer more hope of a longer term peace agreement. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of the israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: the crucial player now is president morsi of egypt whose islamist government openly supports hamas because the u.s. and israel see hamas as a terrorist organization, morsi is essentially the go-between. this is new ground for both the president and the secretary of state. regional and popular support for hamas and the palestinians has never bee
CBS
Nov 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
violent protests in egypt since its new president came to power. the clashes sparked by mohamed morsi's move to grant himself sweeping powers. cbs reporter tara mergener tells us, at the same time, a shooting incident on the gaza- israel border has not caused a break in that fragile cease- fire. >> reporter: palestinians matched marched through the streets to bury a man shot on friday. he died when israeli troops opened fire on the gaza border. the israeli military says about 300 palestinians tried to breach the security fence at different points. so far, the incident hasn't compromised the two-day old cease-fire between israel and hamas. it was a common seen on gaza and egypt where two crossings are opened again. they closed when the fighting broke out. now palestinians can once again travel to egypt. egypt's president earned high praise from the u.s. for leading cease-fire negotiations. but now he is facing a backlash from his own people for trying to expand his powers. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: the egyptian president's spokesman announced on television that the presiden
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Nov 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
islamist president mohammed morsi giving him almost absolute power. reporter ines ferre reports. >> reporter: demonstrators ran from egyptian police who launched tear gas cannisters into the crowd. it's the second day of protests over president morsi's decree gives him sweeping new powers which extends him from judicial oversight. there were clashes outside the high court in cairo. then inside at least 150 judges, lawyers and prosecutors demanded morsi withdraw his declaration. this judge says we will not allow anyone to play with state institutions. morsi's power grab came one day after winning international praise for helping broker a cease fire between israel and hamas. >> the timing of it to the day after he gets all this international applause, would suggest that he was using the cover of the international approval to do something that he knew and under other circumstances would have registered stronger criticism. >> reporter: morsi said the move is temporary while his country is in political transition. but the united states said his actions raised concerns. prominent demo
CBS
Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
with their new president, mohamed morsi who said last week that his decisions cannot be challenged by the courts which gives him almost absolute power. and our holly williams is above tahrir square in cairo this evening. holly, what's going on in the crowd behind you now? >> reporter: scott, we are seeing scenes reminisce september of the egyptian revolution. tahrir square was once again carpeted in people today, tens of thousands of people who poured in from every direction and they were chanting the same slogan that they chanted during the revolution. the people want the downfall of the regime. i was out on this square earlier today talking to people. some people are saying that they won't leave the streets until president morsi rescinds the decrees that have given him sweeping new powers. we've seen very low-level violence here in cairo, but in several other cities there have been violent confrontations between president morsi's supporters and his opponents. >> pelley: is there any indication that all of this public demonstration is moving morsi to rescind his decree? >> reporter: well, if pr
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
is not the old dictatorship but the country's first elected president, mohamed morsi who they accuse of overreaching himself before i assuming sweeping new powers. >> egypt and the u.s. have a very important relationship. what side is the obama administration taking in this crisis? >> reporter: well, u.s. criticism so far has been extremely muted. some people here in egypt are disappointed by that. the u.s. government is really in a tricky situation because it's relying on president morsi to help with peace efforts in the israeli-palestinian conflict. last week he helped broker a truce between hamas and israel. so we're back in the same situation we had under the old dictatorship which is that the u.s. can't be to overtly critical because it relies on egypt's help here in the middle east. >> holly williams in cairo for us this morning. thank you so much. let's take a quick break. when we come back the latest on the civil war in syria including a report from one city at the center of the conflict. later, would be millionaires line up for a chance at tonight's historic powerball lotter
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Nov 28, 2012 4:30am PST
about president mohamed morsi decision that his decisions are above court rule. >>> a bus burst into flames and a passerby snapped a photo. take a look. the bus caught fire yesterday. this is near the sylvan dale middle school there. there was only one child on board. but she was strapped into an electric wheelchair. the driver wilma costa unbuckled the student and carried her to safety. >> she did everything perfect above and beyond. and when i asked her what were you thinking, she said i wasn't. i was just thinking about this precious child that just had to get off the bus. >> jumped right into action. acosta didn't want to go on camera. nobody was hurt but the bus as you see was completely destroyed. >>> the deadline is tomorrow for oakland police to come up with a reform plan to prevent a government takeover. the oakland police officers union has told a federal judge that department leadership is ineffective and has failed to implement reforms ordered by the court. the judge had have a hearing next month and then decide whether federal officials should take over the departme
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
see up to 15 inches of rain. >>> overseas. egyptian mohamed morsi is expected to sign a new constitution today approved early this morningg by the egyptian assembly. the constitution was approved without input of liberal and. christian lawmakers and gives clerics oversight over legislation and restricts freedom of speech, women's rights and other liberties. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is critical of the overwhelming united nations vote to recognize a palestinian state. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called it meaningless. the palestinians don't control their borders, airspace or trade but for many of them thursday's vote was a historic victory. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: the u.n. voted in favor of making the palestinians a nonmember observer state. the upgraded status recognizes the borders before israel's captured lands in 1967. >> translator: general assembly is to issue a certificate of the reality of the state of palestine. >> reporter: thousands of palestinians celebrated in the west bank and gaza while in jerusalem israelis protested against
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Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
/2 today. >> and some like to shop in bunny slippers. >> and fret mohammed morsi granting himself extra powers. >> sending the country's stock market into free fall. >> buy a ticket for this wednesday's powerball lottery, you could win in the megaball. >> bradshaw with the touchdown. >> giants tommenate. >> officially a time-out. >> cheerleaders shave their head to support the coach diagnosed with leukemia. >> and all that matters -- >> suddenly changes into the -- 6. >> anybody want to top that now? >>> on cbs "this morning." >>> the rolling stones marked their 50th anniversary with a concert in london and head to the united states next month. ♪ hey, you, get out of my path ♪ you know when i'm going, out of my path ♪ captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to cbs increases and automatic spending cuts that would start in january. >>> this morning there are new signs both sides may be willing to compromise. major garrett is at the white house. his first report as cbs news - white house correspondent. major welcome and good morning. >> reporter: good morning, c
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
are crying foul. it is sparking another day of protests against president mohamed morsi. morsi's supporters plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on by a panel dominated by president's morsi's political allies, neither all of them islamists. the constitution gives islamic sharia law a more specific role in government and doesn't guarantee women's equality. it als
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Nov 25, 2012 8:30am PST
. >> the protestors are angry about a decree by mohammed morsi that bars judicial review of his decisions. critiques are calling the president the same word sometimes used to describe the former president mubarak. >>> china has a fighter jet landing on its first ever new aircraft carrier. the j-15 yet successfully landed on the deck of the carrier when ened services in september. it was rebrought in from a ship bought from the ukraine. the carrier will raise the overall strength of the chinese navy. >>> yacht caught fire off the coast of miami beach there. you can see it on the video. it started on the 80-foot vessel about 15-miles away from shore. there were three people on the boat, jumped into the water and rescued from the coastguard. the yacht named bliss is partially submerge this had morning. they are working on salvaging it and no injuries were reported. >>> the editor who accomplished kate middleton's photos was suspected after the pictures were released back in september. you may remember that brouhaha. the photo led to tensions between shareholders and a possible shutdown of the tabloid
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
aimed at president mohamed morsi. his opponents demand he drop at a decree that he had put out last week that suspends any legal decisions he makes until a new constitution is written. police are fire tear gas at protestors. >>> susan rice will hold meetings with key lawmakers. some republicans have criticized theambassador to the u.n. for comments she made about the attack on benghazi. she said the attack stemmed from a protest against a video. >> i will be glad to meet with her and listen to the to her positions and justification for her comments. but i'm unhappy with her performance. >> rice is a potential nominee to replace outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> more republicans say the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing them to reconsider their no tax increase pledges. several members of congress now say they are open to raising revenue by limiting deductions for the wealthy. but not by raising their taxes. >> without compromising our principals, we recognize that none of us runs this town. >> today democratic senator dick durbin plans to lay out a proposal for a bipartisan
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
court has suspended work nationwide to protest mohamed morsi's decree. they are upset at his decree that his decision are above judicial review. >>> a san jose bus driver saves a disabled student after the bus burst into flames. a passerby snapping this photo of the bus. as you can see totally engulfed caught on fire at the sylvandale middle school. there was one child aboard strapped in an electric wheelchair. so the driver wilma acosta scooped her up and carried her out to safety. >> she did everything perfect, above and beyond, and when i asked her, what were you thinking, she said i wasn't. i was just thinking about this precious child that just had to get of the bus. >> her instincts kicked in. acosta did not want to talk on camera. nobody was injured as you can see though the bus was destroyed. they were able to get the wheelchair off and saved the wheelchair and the little girl. >> lucky for that bus driver's quick thinking. >>> 6:21. coming up the 49ers lose another player for the year. we'll tell how. >> it isn't all bad news for the team. who just signed a major extension.
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
and hurled insults at each other. liberal egyptians are furious and said president mohamed morsi is behaving like a pharaoh, ruling by decree. >> i'm upset. >> reporter: this woman told us she feared that president morsi could use his new powers to take away women's rights. she wants him removed from office. in alexandria angry crowds ransacked and set fire to the freedom and justice power the political arm of the muslim brotherhood for which president morsi draws his backing. when he addressed the nation yesterday the president said the new measures were aimed at members of the old regime who still oppose him. he described them as vermin. there are weebles eating away at egypt's nation. if i see my country in danger i will act. his actions have left egypt more divided than ever. many egyptians still support president morsi and his program of reform but people we've spoken to say they feel betrayed. last year during the arab spring they fought for freedom and democracy and they say those things are being stifled in egypt. >> holly williams reporting in cairo.
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Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
test for all of us to watch. is the new egypt headed by the muslim brotherhood president mohammed morsi prepared to be a stabilizing force in the region or is it going to move as its ideology might suggest toward an ever more militant stance bringing its basic peace alignment with israel into question? i think one worrisome fact that was in the excellent reports from your correspondents was the lack of support in israel for a ground invasion. prime minister netanyahu is threatening hamas, if you don't come to the table and agree to stop firing missiles, we will invade you. yet hamas surely can watch television and knows how unpopular that invasion would be with the israeli public which limits netanyahu's options. >> on the other hand there's a question of whether president netanyahu has other things that he can do. and who will come to his side in trying to say to the hamas, you know, you face certain kinds of pressures unless you stop the rocket fire. >> the united states has played its hand certainly in a way that -- that helps netanyahu. the u.s., president obama said personally from
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Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
was the first administration official to meet egypt's president, mohamed morsi, after his historic election. and now by elevating him to peace broker the u.s. is supporting a young islamist president who has struggled to consolidate control of his own country. >> did the u.s. have to make any deals or concessions to make this happen? >> peace comes with a price. morsi's help here is going to get egypt around $450 million in emergency cash. congress may release those funds in the coming weeks, according to administration source. house appropriations committee froze that money in september after the president had already pledged it. the white house is also going to ask congress to increase financing for israel's iron dome defense system. the u.s. gave israel about $3 billion in military financing this year. so the big picture an official at state tells me that this effort was about stopping the killing, not launching a mideast peace process for the obama administration. a senior israeli official told me give it one to two more days before you call this an agreement. isra
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
of also coming under pressure. egyptian president mohamed morsi sin high marks for his butomatic efforts but his assumption owers have sparked allegations news trying to become a new pharaoh. human rights organization has expressed concern about the decree, saying it could provoke on inatile situation in the re the days, pretty much the way thing things are along the border, charlie. >> back to president morsi, what are the ramifications of this asumption of new powers? >> reporter: he came in on a wave of popular support that people wanted to overthrow all the dictorial powers, virtual dictorial powers that president mubarak had. by assuming rather sweeping powers, morsi provokes the worst fears that people have during durtime of mubarak. e might get away with it. ways going to be a tense situation. he is risking people coming back n the streets. o at is not something he wants to do, charlie. >> allen, thank you very much. >>> lawmakers will pick up their will pic he attacktion of the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. cheryla at ktkisson is in washington. good morning. >>
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
. norah and charlie? morsiter evans, thank you. mohamed morsi will speak to the people of egypt today, grantedng why he granted elf almost ast absolute power as the egyptian assembly works on new constitution. holly williams is in cairo this morning where demonstrators have blocked access to the united block embase. >> reporter: this is now a battle of wills between mohamed orsi, egypt's first democratically elected president and his opponents. tahrir square in central cairo, pres rotesters have accused the president of behaving like a areator are camped out. onstrationlanning a demonstration there on saturday. there are fears that could spark spark mlent clashes after an lready tumultuous week. address tmorsi will address the later later on today. so far he is showing no signs of backing do backing down from the expanded new powers he gave himself last week. week. he says he needs those powers to guide guide egypt to a new constitution. the constitution is being drafted by an assembly dominated by president morsi's islamist allies. two more liberal members quit because they said thei
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 1:40am PST
ringing with calls for the downfall of a dictator. this time it's for this man, president mohamed morsi, whom america relies on to be a regional peace broker. last week he granted himself unchecked power, leading to today's bloody clashes. the crowd is chanting the same chants we heard two years ago during the revolution, except that they have substituted mubarak for morsi. egyptians toppled president hosni mubarak, a dictator who ruled for three decades. they then held a historic election, voted in the new president, and now -- >> he's like a pharoah. >> reporter: morsi's office says the move is just temporary, to sideline remnants of the mubarak era and put egypt on the right track. the wise voices say it is far from clear who will win the showdown. but there are certainly more bloody days ahead on egypt's bumpy road to democracy. >> we said it often here, watching the arab spring take shape over the last, you know, year and a half year or so. the overthrow is the hard part -- the easy part. the hard part is building a real democracy, a last democracy to take its place. "l.a. times" a
CBS
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
have mohammed shehada, now the head of egyptian inte h generals. he's not a morsi guy, per se. morsi morsi promoted him. he he goes back to the mubarak me. regime. israelis have a relationship with him. they have dealt with him in secret. he was the broker who got their soldier who was held by hamas for six years out. of a he has a relationship with hamas. r when you have a trusted agent as agent a middle man who all sides have had experience with that's the kind kind of thing where you can see them developing a deal where they say okay we're taking your word for it. then the te and then the test begins. >> thank you, john. >>> and there is a war of words francis in san francisco over nakedness.kedness. on tuesday by a 6-5 vote the ved city council barely approved the ban on public nudity. stri about a half dozen protesters their pe stripped down on the spot saying their personal freedom was being naked violated. the new law says anybody who gets naked faces a $500 fine.t t in the mayor approves it will new take effect in february. hake >>> a new disclose your could s
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